Patricia Arquette Unveiled As Series Mania Guest Of Honor

Patricia Arquette Unveiled As Series Mania Guest Of Honor

Patricia Arquette has been unveiled as this years Series Mania guest of honor and will deliver a masterclass.

The Oscar-winning Boyhood star will look back on her career during the Lille fest, which kicks off in just over two weeks.

Arquette is a decorated American actress who has won a multitude of awards including for Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, in which she played Mason’s mum Olivia. Other major past credits include True Romance, Stigmata and Medium.

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More recently, Arquette has turned to TV and portrays Harmony Cobel in Apple TV+ hit drama Severance. She also starred in Apple dramedy High Desert, which she developed with Nancy Fichman, Katie Ford, and Jennifer Hoppe, 3 Arts Entertainment, Ben Stiller and Red Hour.

She recently made her directing debut with Gonzo Girl, a feature film based on the best-selling novel by Cheryl Della Pietra, which starred Willem Dafoe, Camila Morrone and Ray Nicholson.

Arquette has also been a staunch fighter for improved rights for women. During her 2015 Oscar acceptance speech she called attention to pay inequality experienced by women in the U.S. and the need for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Four years later, she was a witness testifying before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on the subject of the ERA.

The granddaughter of comedian Cliff Arquette, Arquette comes from a family ensconced in the entertainment industry. Her father was actor Lewis Arquette and her siblings – Rosanna, Richmond, David are all actors.

She joins a Series Mania lineup that includes the likes of Narcos showrunner Chris Brancato, WBD CEO and President of Global Streaming JB Perrette, Netflix’s Larry Tanz and the bosses of a number of international majors. Fest takes place March 18 to 21.